The University of Oxford is holding a conference on ‘Circulating Translations in the 19th century from the Eastern Mediterranean to the Arabian Sea: Texts in practice‘ from 20-22 September 2017. The Call for Papers is open until 15 February 2017. The Programme will be added as soon as it is available.
The Pembroke College Oxford is hosting a conference on ‘The Lure of Jihad: Propaganda and the Construction of Jihadi Identities‘ on 28 June 2016.
The Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne is holding a workshop on “Représentations spatiales de la péninsule Arabique” from 20-22 October 2016. The Call for Papers is open until 31 May. The programme will be added as soon as it’s available.
The ERC-Projekt “The Early Islamic Empire at Work” is holding a conference from 7-8 October 2016 on “Regional and Transregional Elites – Connecting the Early Islamic Empire”.
Key Themes are:
- Conceptualization of regional and transregional elites from a comparative perspective
- Transregional and imperial elites
- Regional elites
- Regional: North Africa and Egypt; the Arab Peninsula, Syria, the Jazīra, and Iraq; Iran and Greater Khurāsān
The SOAS is holding a Summer School on Government and Politics of the Middle East and Arabic Language from 20 June – 21 July 2016. From their website:
“This course serves as an introduction to the politics of North Africa (Maghreb), the Arab East (Mashriq) including the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula, Israel, Turkey and Iran. It gives – on a country by county basis – an overview of the major political issues and developments in the region since the end of the First World War and addresses key themes in the study of contemporary Middle East politics, including: the role of the military, social and economic development, political Islam, and the recent uprisings (the ‘Arab Spring’).
Its aim is to develop the students’ understanding of the major trends in the Middle East politics and their skills of political analysis through critical reading, lectures, presentations and informed discussion.
The course is normally offered in conjunction with Beginners Arabic (Level 1 or 2).”